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taught by Kevin Pei, MD from the Yale School of Medicine

Surgery is a high-stakes field requiring quick decisions and precise technique. Learning when and how to intervene can be daunting, but may make a big difference in the patient’s outcome.

In this course, you’ll gain hands-on insight into common surgical procedures, from appendectomy to the resection of pheochromocytomas. Over a series of Video Lessons, Dr. Kevin Pei, the Program Director of the General Surgery Residency at Parkview Health, Indiana, guides you through the indications and steps of key surgeries, along with essential pre- and postoperative care techniques. Going further, the course will discuss important critical findings and their management, with special emphasis on trauma and sepsis.

Recall quizzes after each lesson, downloadable study materials, and a USMLE-style Qbank support your learning, designed to boost retention and understanding. By the end of this course, you will have a solid grasp of basic surgical procedures, equipping you to perform well on exams, and confidently walk into the OR for the first time.

99 Video Lessons

high-yield and engaging

115 Qbank questions

with supporting AI-tutor

Spaced-Repetition quizzes

with 290+ questions

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preconfigured study plan for optimal exam preparation

20 study pages

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"I liked the course very much, especially the differential diagnostics and illustrations are brilliant! The way of explaining is really neat and precise. I also recommend it to foreign graduates since it has subtitles and helps figuring out how to pronounce certain things."
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Gulbanu S.
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FAQs

What is surgery?

Surgery is the branch of medicine focusing on physical interventions on tissues and organs to diagnose or treat conditions. It involves procedures like cutting and suturing that can be performed in outpatient settings, if minor, or in an operating room.

What is preliminary surgery residency?

A preliminary surgery residency is a one-year fundamental surgery training. Some medical specialties (e.g., radiology or dermatology) require a year of surgical training beforehand. A preliminary surgery residency is the best option to get this, as well as a good option for those who have not secured a position in a categorical surgery program yet but want to pursue that path.

How long does it take to become a surgeon?

After college and medical school, surgery residency can take up to seven years depending on the specialty. The overall time to become a surgeon after high school can therefore be expected to roughly be between 13 and 15 years.

What are the skills needed to be a surgeon?

Surgery can be demanding in a variety of ways. Some traits specifically important in surgery include:

  • Emotional resilience helps surgeons function under pressure
  • Physical stamina is needed to perform long, exhausting procedures in the OR, sometimes wearing heavy protective gear
  • Manual dexterity and precision are indispensable
  • Attention to detail and the ability to think critically are needed to make quick decisions in high-stakes situations

How to study for surgery shelf exams

Surgery is a very practical subject, so actually performing surgeries is the ultimate goal. But, for the shelf exam, your focus should be on the indications, contraindications, complications, and post-op care of important surgeries (rather than the details of the procedures themselves). The questions will mainly make you apply this theoretical knowledge to clinical scenarios. Make sure you link common conditions to the surgical interventions you are reviewing; for example using visual maps. Following a premade study plan can help with organization of the material and help you use your time most efficiently.

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Can I download videos and materials?

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